Mary Walsh  


WHITE THROATED SPARROW by Mary Walsh

May 2023 - WHITE THROATED SPARROW

About the Image(s)

was taken at the John Heinz Wildlife preserve while on a photoshoot with my camera club. It has been a very rainy weekend, which meant that there wasn’t sun glare, but it was also fairly low light.
Nikon Z7II, 500mm, 1/640 sec, ISO 1800, F 5.6


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14 comments posted




Tom Buckard   Tom Buckard
Mary, gorgeous , gorgeous tack sharp sparrow! I did get rid of the branches that I felt were distracting and took away from the image. Back ground is perfect!   Posted: 05/01/2023 13:36:35
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Mary Walsh   Mary Walsh
Thanks Tom. I like your version.   Posted: 05/01/2023 16:35:50



Lloyd Delaney   Lloyd Delaney
This is spectacular, Mary
You caught a lovely moment with this bird in expert fashion. I like the idea of taking out the background branch running behind the bird and like the other branches because these birds like to be in shrubby environments.   Posted: 05/02/2023 12:29:29
Mary Walsh   Mary Walsh
Thanks Lloyd   Posted: 05/02/2023 13:08:33



Donald Darling Jr
Mary, the sharpness of the subject is excellent. I like the composition a lot. It appears the subject turned to look back at you. I like the background. The rainy weather worked to your advantage. Terrific shot!!   Posted: 05/05/2023 08:39:15
Mary Walsh   Mary Walsh
Thanks Don   Posted: 05/05/2023 13:08:21



Bev Caine   Bev Caine
Beautifully done. I, too, removed the branches; and, I added a touch of vibrance to the bird   Posted: 05/05/2023 11:44:13
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Mary Walsh   Mary Walsh
Thanks Bev. I like it. I'll keep it in mind if I enter it into a competition.   Posted: 05/05/2023 13:08:02
Bev Caine   Bev Caine
I have been adding a touch of vibrance to almost everything as a last step and it often seems to make a difference. Good luck.   Posted: 05/05/2023 13:50:49
Bev Caine   Bev Caine
I have been adding a touch of vibrance to almost everything as a last step and it often seems to make a difference. Good luck.   Posted: 05/05/2023 13:50:49



Paul Jenkins   Paul Jenkins
Good work, pin point focus and nice bokeh. The over the shoulder pose adds to the overall effect.   Posted: 05/17/2023 10:44:20
Mary Walsh   Mary Walsh
Thanks Paul   Posted: 05/17/2023 14:11:01



Marti Buckely   Marti Buckely
(Groups 22 & 80)
Stunning bird image. I sort of like the branches left in though I can see that they might be distracting. Seems to be a little more natural to me though. Great capture.   Posted: 05/27/2023 16:10:50
Mary Walsh   Mary Walsh
Thanks Marti. I had debated about the branches for that same reason.   Posted: 05/27/2023 21:33:04